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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,471
Posted By Rob_in_LA
I found it necessary to power up my 2005 325i in...

I found it necessary to power up my 2005 325i in the REVERSE sequence from that suggested in the manual. Plug it in first, then turn the key to 2nd position, but do not start. Then I got my codes ....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-08-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 188,544
Posted By Rob_in_LA
Sounds like the fan blades are out of balance. ...

Sounds like the fan blades are out of balance. They are balanced at the factory, with little metal weights that get clipped to the outside. Sorry to say it but you probably need a new one. The...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-08-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 188,544
Posted By Rob_in_LA
I am glad that you found your problem. The fans...

I am glad that you found your problem. The fans don't last forever, and especially not south of the Mason Dixon line, so you will probably benefit from the replacement. BMWs don't seem to take the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-07-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 188,544
Posted By Rob_in_LA
The cover does not have any electrical switches...

The cover does not have any electrical switches that I recall, so the short answer is now. Congratulations on the blower replacement, I would prefer to put a clutch in Alfa Romeo than do the blower...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,074
Posted By Rob_in_LA
A distinction between these quite similar...

A distinction between these quite similar services is who is also replacing o-rings and filter baskets as a part of their service, the level of documentation they provide, and the kind of quality...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-06-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 188,544
Posted By Rob_in_LA
On a 325i it is completely unnecessary to remove...

On a 325i it is completely unnecessary to remove the flaps. And I found it very easy to remove them, which I did when following instructions above. You just slip up the tab, and pop them out.

Do...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-06-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 188,544
Posted By Rob_in_LA
removing the blower housing cover

On my car, a 2005 325i, there are only three fasteners which retain the blower housing cover. These are a single self threading screw with a size T15 Torx head at the top and two sliver colored...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By Rob_in_LA
Further thoughts on the SULEV fuel rail

I have the fuel rail off.

Like everything else having to do with fuel on SULEV M56 engine the Bentley manual is not much help.

The injectors attach to the fuel rail, not with clips but with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By Rob_in_LA
The injectors are just fine. In order to replace...

The injectors are just fine. In order to replace the center ventilation fan on this particular 325i the fuel rail has to come off, and the rocker cover has to come off. This is how you get access...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By Rob_in_LA
Okay. The connectors have a c shaped spring...

Okay. The connectors have a c shaped spring which releases from the top by spreading the two points of the C apart, and parking the spring to the side. An interesting thing about this is that ALL...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By Rob_in_LA
Question Removing Fuel Rail on M56 SULEV 2005, electrical connectors, special tool?

Everything about the SULEVs is a little different when fuel is concerned. The injectors are special for these cars only, and so have been manufactured in VERY small numbers. (CA, NY, VT only). It...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,074
Posted By Rob_in_LA
Everyone seems to like Witch-Hunter. Seems like...

Everyone seems to like Witch-Hunter. Seems like the way to go. RC in Torrance does special injectors, but they don't seem to do the volume which Witch Hunter does. They seem to be more of a custom...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 34,723
Posted By Rob_in_LA
This link connects (as of this posting) to a BMW...

This link connects (as of this posting) to a BMW internal memo confirming the 15 year / 150,000 mile warranty on the tank-pump-filter assembly (BMW Part No. 16116763569, for 325i, SULEV, M56 cars)
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 34,723
Posted By Rob_in_LA
This is very much worth knowing. I am California...

This is very much worth knowing. I am California based, so I am taking a keen interest in this discussion. If the car fuel pump fails on the interstate, it seems that I have it towed to ANY reliable...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,074
Posted By Rob_in_LA
Thanks for the referral. I only have 70,000...

Thanks for the referral. I only have 70,000 miles (and seven years) on this set of injectors, and the gas we get here in Los Angeles is pretty clean (close to refinery / lots of volume at the pumps)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,074
Posted By Rob_in_LA
Has anyone tried RC Fuel Injector Service in...

Has anyone tried RC Fuel Injector Service in Torrance CA? I am about to send them my injectors for a cleaning and test. I had to remove the fuel rail for another task, and this just seems to make...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-29-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 188,544
Posted By Rob_in_LA
Differences with the 2005 325i: One Piece Blower Housing

Okay. There is a difference between the excellent direction which Mr. Cranium gives us above (I will light a candle for you Mr C.) and what can be done with the last year of production e46, 2005...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-29-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 188,544
Posted By Rob_in_LA
I bought the Behr, which has a Bosch motor, and...

I bought the Behr, which has a Bosch motor, and it is nicely done in the sense that that care has been taken to balance the rotors on both sides. I think that I paid $110 from ECS. This balancing...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-29-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 188,544
Posted By Rob_in_LA
Okay. I am a Newby and I missed the many...

Okay. I am a Newby and I missed the many interesting suggestions written AFTER the early post which I referenced. Apparently removing some of the windshield wiper structure will help. Lots to read...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-29-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 188,544
Posted By Rob_in_LA
Replacement of Blower Motor: creating access clearance

This is an excellent thread as far as it goes. However the method for getting the blower into the cavity is not an obvious one.

Taking the engine cover off as suggested above is a start,...
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